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1. Yvonne Craig Yvonne Craig Actress, Batman Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She moved to Los Angeles hoping to continue her dancing...
2. Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack Director, Tootsie Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist...
3. Eddie Albert Eddie Albert Actor, The Longest Day Eddie Albert's television career is the earliest of any other performer. It began years before electronic television was introduced to the public. In June of 1936 Eddie appeared in RCA/NBC's first private live performance for their radio licensees in New York City. This was very early experimental all electronic television system...
4. Peter Graves Peter Graves Actor, Mission: Impossible Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed to Hollywood...
5. Carole Landis Carole Landis Actress, Topper Returns In 1935, after high school and a brief marriage in San Bernardino, California, Frances Ridste ran away to San Francisco to work as a nightclub dancer and band singer under the stage name Carole Landis. She got to Hollywood at age 17 in 1936 and got mostly extra work, but in 1937 she landed a contract with Warner Bros...
6. Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell Actor, The High Chaparral Cameron Mitchell was the son of a minister, but chose a different path from his father. Prior to World War II, in which he served as an Air Force bombardier, Mitchell appeared on Broadway, and, in 1940, an experimental television broadcast, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". He made his film debut in What Next, Corporal Hargrove?...
7. William Schallert William Schallert Actor, The Patty Duke Show The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his film debut in The Foxes of Harrow...
8. Francis X. Bushman Francis X. Bushman Actor, Sabrina
9. Thelma Todd Thelma Todd Actress, Horse Feathers A one-time teacher and beauty queen, Thelma went to Hollywood in the late 1920s and soon became one of the premier comediennes of her day, with many appearances in comedy shorts (with Zasu Pitts, Patsy Kelly, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and others) and also feature-length movies. In the 1930s...
10. Adele Mara Adele Mara Actress, Sands of Iwo Jima Born Adelaide Delgado in 1925, Spanish-American Adele Mara was a singer/dancer with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15. Cugat took the beautiful, brown-eyed brunette to New York where she was spotted by a Columbia talent scout and signed in 1942. There she played brisk leading ladies in a series of standard...
11. Bob Clark Bob Clark Director, A Christmas Story
12. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, In the Heat of the Night Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his father's show...
13. Nancy Dolman Nancy Dolman Actress, Soap
14. Ronnie Burns Ronnie Burns Actor, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
15. Margo Margo Actress, Lost Horizon The daughter of a Spanish surgeon, Maria Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estella Castilla Bolado y O'Donnell was born in Mexico City. As a niece to famous bandleader Xavier Cugat, she performed with his orchestra from the age of nine as a specialty dancer in nightclubs, and, later, on the Starlight Roof of the hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York...
16. Edward Brophy Edward Brophy Actor, The Thin Man Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a property master for Buster Keaton's production unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...
17. Cliff Osmond Cliff Osmond Actor, The Fortune Cookie
18. Lionel Atwill Lionel Atwill Actor, Captain Blood On October 14, 1942, Lionel Atwill was sentenced to five years' probation on a perjury conviction stemming from his grand jury testimony the previous year on a morals charge stemming from his showing pornographic movies to party goers at his home during his 1940 Christmas party. Atwill, the victim of an attempted shakedown...
19. Richard Travis Richard Travis Actor, Code 3 Richard Travis was born William Justice in Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1913. He started off unbilled in daredevil cliffhangers and proceeded to war-era Warner Bros. features. He changed his stage moniker from "William Justice" to "William Travis" before finally settling on "Richard (or Dick) Travis" for the remainder of his career...
20. John Flynn John Flynn Director, Lock Up John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago...
21. Henry Farrell Henry Farrell Writer, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
22. John Raitt John Raitt Actor, The Pajama Game One of the top Broadway baritones of the post WWII period, John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds by concertizing well into his 80s. He was born in Santa Ana, California in 1917, the son of Archie John Raitt and Stella Eulalie Walton...
23. Joan Bartlett Joan Bartlett Stunts, A Kiss Before Dying
24. Richard Eastham Richard Eastham Actor, Tombstone Territory Another in the long line of 1950s and 1960s character actors whose face was oh-so familiar but not the name, Richard Eastham was originally headed for a musical career. He was born Dickinson Swift Eastham in Opelousas, Louisiana, on June 22, 1916. A student at Washington University, he was gifted with a fine sturdy baritone and performed with the St...
25. James Stephenson James Stephenson Actor, The Letter British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such films as Boy Meets Girl...
26. Curtis Bernhardt Curtis Bernhardt Director, Possessed If Curtis Bernhardt is a relative unknown, it's because he didn't direct his first Hollywood feature until 1940 at the age of 41. Bernhardt worked for years in Germany until his Jewish heritage made living there impossible by 1933-- he was arrested by the Gestapo and made a harrowing underground escape to France...
27. William Tuttle William Tuttle Makeup Department, North by Northwest William Tuttle was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1911. At the age of 15 he was forced to leave school in order to earn a living so he could support his mother and younger brother, Thomas Tuttle. His music background got him work with comedy teams and a burlesque orchestra and, finally, his own band...
28. Tom Gries Tom Gries Director, Will Penny Georgetown University-educated Thomas Stephen Gries was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth Marie (Gluck), an advertising copywriter and actress, and Joseph Charles Gries. He returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood in 1947...
29. Jean Del Val Jean Del Val Actor, Funny Face
30. Lucinda Dooling Lucinda Dooling Actress, 1941
31. Tim Pelt Tim Pelt Actor, Coming Home
32. Jack Conway Jack Conway Director, Libeled Lady Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favour of working within the strictures set forth by studio management -- as embodied by Irving Thalberg and his production supervisors...
33. Fritz Leiber Fritz Leiber Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
34. Wilton Graff Wilton Graff Actor, Bloodlust!
35. Florence Vidor Florence Vidor Actress, The Marriage Circle Houston-born-and-bred Florence Vidor was one of the great beauties of early Hollywood. But while her photogenic looks went a long way, audiences would not get to enjoy or really experience her voice as she abruptly left the silver screen after her first disastrous attempt at a talking picture. Born Florence Arto on July 23...
36. Alexander Courage Alexander Courage Music Department, Star Trek: The Next Generation
37. Edward Anhalt Edward Anhalt Writer, Jeremiah Johnson A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Edward Anhalt started his career in early television before turning to writing and producing films, often in collaboration with his wife Edna Anhalt. A prolific screenwriter, Anhalt and his wife won an Academy Award for Panic in the Streets. He got his second Oscar for Becket.
38. Rolfe Sedan Rolfe Sedan Actor, Young Frankenstein Son of a Broadway couturier and a symphony conductor, Sedan started his career as a nightclub performer, he also performed in vaudeville with Al Jolson. He was planning on studying scientific agriculture when he went to work on the stage in New York. He worked at the Hal Roach Studios and played with the likes of Laurel & Hardy and Harold Lloyd...
39. Camille Janclaire Camille Janclaire Actress, Three Stripes in the Sun A brilliant young actress in pre-WW II Vienna, Hanni Melvyn (her European stage name,in honor of her hero, Melvyn Douglas) was rehearsing the role of "Titania" in Shakespeare's "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream", directed by the internationally acclaimed Max Reinhardt, when Hitler annexed Austria. In the early hours of that fateful day...
40. Henry Miller Henry Miller Writer, Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules
41. Dorothy Knight Dorothy Knight Self, This Is Your Life
42. Jonathan Segal Jonathan Segal Actor, The Paper Chase
43. Ingo Preminger Ingo Preminger Producer, MASH
44. Fred Weintraub Fred Weintraub Producer, Enter the Dragon
45. Conrad Salinger Conrad Salinger Music Department, Singin' in the Rain
46. Betty Phillips Betty Phillips Actress, The New Addams Family In her mid-teens she sang leading roles in musicals at Richmond High School and also sang in a girls' choir organised by Burton Kurth; in the early 1940s she studied voice with in turn Mignon Duke Gidy, Avis Phillips, and Phylis Inglis and piano with Phyllis Schuldt. She appeared at TUTS for the first...
47. Adele Lamont Adele Lamont Actress, The Brain That Wouldn't Die
48. Harry Horner Harry Horner Director, Beware, My Lovely Harry Horner was born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic), but spent most of his early life in Austria. In 1934, he graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture. Along the way, he also managed to study dramatic arts, directing and costume design, making his stage debut as an actor with the Max Reinhardt Theatre Company...
49. Charles Lawton Jr. Charles Lawton Jr. Cinematographer, 3:10 to Yuma
50. John Collier John Collier Writer, Sylvia Scarlett British novelist, poet and occasional screenwriter, John Henry Noyes Collier was best known as the author of macabre or bizarre short stories with trick endings, akin to those of Roald Dahl. The most widely read of these were published under the title "Fancies and Goodnights" in 1951, winning Collier the inaugural International Fantasy Award and an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America...
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